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Is Kaiser in merger talks with Michigan’s biggest hospital system?
San Francisco Business Times

Is Kaiser Permanente in merger or affiliation talks with Michigan’s biggest hospital system, Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System?

Crain’s Detroit Business reports that “talk is circulating” that Oakland-based Kaiser, a huge hospital and health plan system with 10.2 million enrollees and dozens of hospitals, is discussing “some sort of affiliation” with Henry Ford.

The Detroit system operates four hospitals and has nearly 700,000 health plan enrollees in its Health Alliance Plan and HAP Midwest Health Plan.